ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ABIGAIL MCGUCKIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9
" The Millennium Fellowship leverages the capital and brain power of universities, which I believe should be the frontier of experimental green praxis. Operationalizing the SDGs at Penn and in Philadelphia is an incredible opportunity to practice what I preach. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainable Solutions
Sustainable Solutions invites college students and Philadelphia high schoolers to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals through project-based solutions. This year's competition theme is Localizing the SDGs, so students will work in teams of 2-6 to address the most urgent sustainability issues in Philadelphia. As long as you are passionate about one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, you can compete. Our mission is to provide the necessary resources for all competitors to succeed, regardless of their major, grade level, or background.
About the Millennium Fellow
Growing up outside of Philadelphia makes me curious about the city and its formation. At Penn, I am in the Urban Studies and Environmental Studies departments studying how and why marginalized people are pushed to marginalized land. My research examines the geographically and racially disparate effects of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program on low income residents in Philadelphia as well as theorizing the success of Aarhus, Denmark's successful implementation of their climate action plan via the adaptive cycle. Though my academic work takes me out of Penn, I stay active on campus by co-leading Penn Environmental Group.